I was pretty excited for this, I had high expectations. In some ways they were met, but mostly I was disappointed.
It leaves you in a strange place, where you wonder what the directors intentions were. On one hand I’m glad he didn’t try to directly rip the New Wave style because that would’ve been nauseating. On the other hand, I think the film suffers from a lack of experimentation. It only experiments with the style on the surface. He turned Breathless back into the pulp story that lies underneath, with a whole bunch of rock n roll references and a lot of sex.
Really you could just watch Wild at Heart and it would hit mostly the same marks, and it’s a better film.
But it’s a fun time if you’re a Richard Gere fan(?) or if you are interested in watching an American remake of Breathless from 1983.